The Center for the Study of Democratic Citizenship presents:
«The Challenge of Political Text-as-Data»
We consider the relationship between text-as-data in political science and its use in other disciplines such as computer science. While learning from allied fields offers exciting opportunities, we must first overcome several challenges including different understandings of causality and the importance of modeling human behavior. I will present an overview of some of these issues, especially as they have arisen in my own work on parliamentary discourse and treaty-making.